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November 25, 2015 10:17 am

Russia Bombards Syria With Dozen Air Strikes Against Rebel Stronghold

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Russia launched a heavy attack against insurgent-held areas in Syria's Latakia province. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Russia launched a heavy attack against insurgent-held areas in Syria’s Latakia province.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Russian forces launched a heavy bombardment against insurgent-held areas in Syria’s Latakia province on Wednesday, near where a Russian warplane had been shot down by Turkey the day before, rebels and a monitoring group said.

At least 12 air strikes hit Latakia’s northern countryside as pro-government forces clashed with fighters from al Qaeda’s Nusra Front and Turkmen insurgents in the Jabal Akrad and Jabal Turkman areas, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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